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Toronto: Riot King presents Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” August 9-13

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Riot King is back with another exciting, site-specific production! Don’t miss the limited run of Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams presented at Sorry Studios. Named one of Williams’ most poetic plays, Suddenly Last Summer is a strange and unnerving Southern Gothic play that explores mental health, repressed desires, and the lengths a dysfunctional family will go to keep dark secrets hidden.

Under the direction of Kathleen Welch (Co-creator and composer of SAMCA: In The Soil Festival, tapashta Digital Festival, and winner of the Hamilton Fringe New Play Contest 2022) with a cast led by Lindsey Middleton (Canadian screen award nominee, two time Indie Series Award Winner, IAWTV award winner), Suddenly Last Summer features an incredible ensemble featuring Elaine Lindo, Ryan Iwanicki, Carling Tedesco, Brendan Kinnon, Jobina Sitoh and Shadan Rahbari.

Williams’ play uncovers the frightening and disturbing realities that can hide behind what is seemingly beautiful. Join us as we transform the beautiful Sorry Studios (61 Elm Grove Avenue) into an overgrown, carnivorous, New Orleans garden patio to share this intense, thrilling drama.

PERFORMANCE DATES (*=Relaxed Performance):

● Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00PM

● Thursday, August 10th at 7:00PM

● Friday, August 11th at 7:00PM

● Saturday, August 12th at 2:30PM*

● Saturday, August 12th at 7:00PM

● Sunday, August 13th at 2:30PM

Click below to purchase tickets for SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER!

Tickets: $20 at

(General Admission

Riot King:

Founded in 2019, Riot King is an experimental arts hub producing theatre and community events in the physical and digital space with the goal of building a stronger arts community for all. We are dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the natural world through art and producing theatre in a sustainable way which doesn’t leave a negative impact on the land we perform on.


Photo: Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer. © 1959 Columbia Pictures.